FASTING RELEASES HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE
“HGH secretion was assessed in 7 men during a control period and during starvation. Plasma samples were collected hourly for 24 hr in each period. Starvation for 72 hr increased growth hormone secretion in each individual. Overall, fasting resulted in a 2½ to 3-fold increase of growth hormone secretion. Secretion of hGH was greater in premenopausal women than in men during a control period, but no significant increase of hGH secretion occurred in women after 72 hr of fasting.” SOURCE: HERE
TRUE KETOSIS VS FAKE KETOSIS
True ketosis comes from starvation (fasting) or severe carbohydrate restriction. There are no high glucose levels under these conditions. The ketones come from the actual break down of body fat. False ketosis is the result of coconut oil or mct oil. These provide ketones while being able to eat massive amounts of carbohydrates. The ketones are NOT coming from body fat but the coconut or mct oil. Yes ketostix will say you are in ketosis but you are really in fake ketosis.
You want TRUE not fake ketosis. Avoid coconut or mct oil until you are in TRUE ketosis and maintain less than 30g carbs a day.
IF you are at optimal weight and not trying to lose fat then yes coconut or mct oil and low glycemic load carbohydrates is not a problem.
*For someone on a KETOGENIC diet for epileptic purposes this gives them the advantage of more carbs. For someone trying to lose fat this is a disadvantage because your body will use the coconut oil ketones over body fat ketones for energy.
(CONTINUED IN THE NEXT BLOG “THE DANGERS OF ALCOHOL AND SUGAR INTAKE”)